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Thoughts on ‘The Post’?

Discussion in 'Movies & Television' started by prisoners, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. prisoners

    prisoners AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Watched it last night, thought it felt a bit long but I was pretty tired when I started watching. Absolutely stellar cast, even in the bit parts, and it looked great. I really got the feeling of the 70s without it being a poor imitation or recreation. I’d say the most important factor of the story (the Pentagon papers and Daniel Ellsberg’s decision to blow the whistle) wasn’t explored enough but that’s not exactly the focus of this film. Still, a bit more emphasis on the ramifications would’ve been appropriate to explain WHY the decision to publish or not (the subject of the film) was worth telling.

    There were a few Spielberg signatures apparent, most notably a camera angle from below that looks up at the actors in a manufactured dramatic moment that would be more at home in ‘Stranger Things’ vs an adult drama. Overall I enjoyed it but I think it could’ve been better in the hands of a director less prone to such trope.
     

     

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  2. brian222

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    Saw the ads for it and wasn't sure about it but it was engaging and worth the time. Some good history that I lived through but I'd no idea what a female newspaper owner went through. Good to see Saul still having those awkward moments.
     
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  4. qdrone

    qdrone Music is my mistress

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    To political for me. I passed.
     
  5. ducati_EL34

    ducati_EL34 Super Member

    Not a subject from the 70s I feel compelled to waste two hours watching.
     
  6. WobblySam

    WobblySam Well-Known Member

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    My wife and I both enjoyed the movie. Not often these days do we get an adult drama with good actors and writing. As far as the political nature of the film, I found it to be mostly balanced. It was a critical shift in politics and the press. No longer was the White House and the press good buddies where a wink was as good as a nod. The First Amendment issue was huge, so for those who missed it, it was/is an important event.
     

     

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  7. Hyfi

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    Unfortunately, two of my least favorite actors failing miserably at the intended accent. Slow and boring overall, but not as bad as many other movies lately.
     
  8. ducati_EL34

    ducati_EL34 Super Member

    But not much of a subject/setting for a movie. :rolleyes:
     
  9. WobblySam

    WobblySam Well-Known Member

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    Well, each to his own. Not everyone is a fan of political docudramas. My wife and I enjoy them, but then again we've both been political nerds since our early teens. I guess it's an artifact of the 60s.

    Cheers
     
  10. noogies

    noogies My Favorite Woofers. Subscriber

    A pale prequel to "All the President's Men." I like Tom Hanks, but his Ben Bradlee was uninspired compared to Jason Robards.
     
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  11. Duane

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    Absolutely agree with you. In fact, the entire cast of All The President's Men were excellent.
     
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  12. KiM3Ce

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    Some folks really put themselves on the line to get the Pentagon Papers into public view. If you haven't seen "All The President's Men" lately, it's interesting to watch how very aggressive Woodward and Bernstein were. Also knowing that Mark Felt of the FBI was Deep Throat changes your perspective.

    "The Post" was good, ATPM was great.
     
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  13. +48V

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    Slow, boring, and overall just meh. I expected much better.
     

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